At St. Andrew's Southgate we have a love of learning and strive to nourish the God-given potential of each individual.
We value our caring and prayerful Christian environment where children develop as critical thinkers with self worth and resilience. We have joy in diversity and an ambition for our children to enhance their lives and the lives of others.
We are a one form entry primary school and pride ourselves on providing a broad and stimulating curriculum whilst developing spiritual, moral and cultural understanding in our pupils. Relationships between pupils and adults are excellent and we have a strong link with St Andrew's Church on Chase Side. St Andrew's School has been providing education for local children since 1863 and today there are 210 pupils on roll, their ages ranging from 4-11.
As a Church School every aspect of life at St Andrew’s is rooted in and imbued with the values we share as Christians. Although there are many values which might help to describe the uniqueness of a Christian life, we feel that six words most clearly speak of our shared vision to embody the love of Jesus Christ and to reflect the infinite value of each individual ,and the potential for goodness and growth in God’s creation, as shown in the scriptures.
Each year group has a particular focus on one value and has adopted a saint whose own life offers a helpful example of the value lived out. For more information on our Christian values and the ways they permeate the life of our School Community please click here.
I feel immensely privileged to be in a position where I can work hard for the children of St Andrew’s to provide them with an inclusive, exciting education based on Christian values, high expectations and academic excellence. I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of your wonderful children and am very excited about working with them in the years to come.
As Headteacher of St Andrew's I know I have an amazing opportunity to lead a school where we nurture and develop our pupils to be the best they can be. By the time our pupils leave our schools we will have had the chance to influence them for nearly three quarters of their lives. It is a responsibility I feel we are fortunate to have. Our schools belong to the children, we are just lucky to work in them. If we listen to the children, acknowledge their right to influence policy on issues that affect them and work with care and diligence then those we have the privilege of teaching will leave us with the skills, knowledge and Christian values they need to become the successful citizens of tomorrow.
Our children are the most precious things we have and my staff and I will work tirelessly to provide the very best for all of them.
Mr M Clifford